Take a look inside this Scottish estate with 16 houses and over 100 acres of land - on the market for £1.25m
This Ayrshire estate offers a range of development potential for new owners.
By Rosalind Erskine
Monday, 16th September 2019, 12:48 pm
Auchincruive Estate is the former location of the agricultural college and offers new owners historical buildings, countryside views and the chance to to develop the range of properties available on the 117 acres. Auchincruive estate is on the market for £1,250,000 with Galbraith.
Planning Permission for the wider Estate was granted in 2012 for a mixed use development including 495 houses.
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The estate includes the former agricultural college campus.
The estate has 11,380sqm of commercial/educational/agricultural buildings.
Some of the buildings on the estate are of historical interest.
As well as the commercial buildings, there are 16 houses on site.
Oswalds Temple is a on the hill behind Temple Mount designed by Robert Adam in 1778.
Neogen, a global biotechnology company have their European base at Auchincruive and there are a number of small businesses renting commercial office space.
Further offices and buildings opposite Gibbs Yard form Temple Mount and SRUCs poultry research unit.
The main part of the former campus is centred on two imposing listed buildings - Gibbs Yard, the original Home Farm of the estate and Wilson Hall, the hall of residence for the college built in 1955.
The 117 acres includes a mixture of farmland, mature woodland and parkland with fine views to the south and west towards the River Ayr.
South Ayrshire Council Archives occupy the Watson Peat building, one of the larger remaining buildings.
Buildings in the eastern part of the estate include the Veterinary laboratories, and the East Lodge.
A number of farm and office buildings have been demolished in preparation for the likely future housing development planned for this area.
The estate is near the county town of Ayr, on the west coast - about 34 miles south of Glasgow (a 45 minute drive).